The Battle 18 marks three years of collaboration between the N.1 Greek Fight Show and World Kickboxing Network. The event promoted by Stefanos Konstantinidis is held tonight at the Olympic Taekwondo Centre featuring 16-fight mixed bill with kickboxing, boxing and MMA bouts presented on the card.
The Battle 18 is headlined by a four-man eliminator which will determine the best Greek light heavyweight kickboxer of today. In one of the semi-finals Giannis Manolas faces Marios Blanas. In another, Emmanuel Diakam takes on Nikos Tzotzos. The winners of these bouts will meet in the championship round later on the night.
The highlight of the show is the Ladies First special featuring women’s MMA championship bout between Greek Christina Stelliou and Croatian Nikolina Katic. The pair contests for WKN International flyweight strap.
The official weigh-in ceremony was conducted on Saturday at the Tokyo Theater in Athens. The full fight card and photo report can be found below.
WKN Greek Light Heavyweight Grand Prix
Semi-final Giannis Manolas vs. Marios Blanas
Semi-final Emmanuel Diakam vs. Nikos Tzotzos
Reserve fighter Andreas Bibaj
Featherweight Sargis Petrosyan vs. Dimitris Peloumpi
Welterweight Giannis Michalopoulos vs. Edin Sinanovic
Middleweight John Pale vs. Zoran Dod
Flyweight Christina Stelliou vs. Nikolina Katic
Welterweight Stelios Papadopoulos vs. Devis Perez
Light Heavyweight Nika Sekhniashvili vs. Thomas Klembert
Christos vs Mntsakanyan vs. Lefteris Panagopoulos
Simeon Makridis vs. Nertil Dervisi
Ivan Rosriashvili vs. Brenando Sopai
Xanthi Raftopoulou vs. Reggina Tsampodimou
Nikos Provias vs. Panagiotis Panagiotopoulos
Aris Antoni vs. Eraldo Halilaj
Giorgos Skarpotheos vs. Giannis Georgopoulos